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Do you remember that you are a man?

‘I want you to answer this too: do you remember that you are a man?’

‘Why shouldn’t I?’ I said.

‘Can you, then, tell me what man is?’

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Understanding and Perception: Part 1

Recently, in preparation for a class, I re-read Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy. Boethius wrote in an Italy recently captured by barbarians from a shrinking Roman empire. 707 more words

Quotable: Boethius on love as the principle of harmony

“That the universe carries out its changing process in concord and with stable faith, that the conflicting seeds of things are held by everlasting law, that Phoebus in his golden chariot brings in the shining day, that the night, led by Hesperus, is ruled by Phoebe, that the greedy sea holds back his waves within lawful bounds, for they are not permitted to push back the unsettled earth–all this harmonious order of things is achieved by love which rules the earth and the seas, and commands the heavens. 85 more words


Boethius on Music as Anesthetic

Boethius’ The Consolations of Philosophy contains a dialogue wherein Philosophy, like a physician, seeks to cure Boethius’ soul from its malady brought on by his decrease in fortune. 367 more words


Ignatius and modernity

As promised, a post in dedication of that dear soul who first left me a comment.

One of the main projects of his blog has been “to use movies and television shows as thought experiments to test normative moral theories, and the metaethical views behind them”. 299 more words


Music: Art or Science?

(1) The question “Is music an art or a science” is, on one level, a silly one, since it is obvious that music contains both elements.   1,022 more words

Music History

That Passed Away: So May This

Weland, by way of the trammels upon him, knew persecution. Single-minded man, he suffered miseries. He had as his companion sorrow and yearning, wintry-cold suffering; often he met with misfortune once Nithhad had laid constraints upon him, pliant sinew-fetters upon a worthier man.

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Anglo-Saxon Religious Poetry